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Grafton plans own version of Mardi Gras on Saturday

Grafton promises some noise on Saturday when it celebrates its first “Mardis Gras-fton,” a local version of the annual spring tradition.

The party starts at 2 p.m. at Drifters’ bar at 1505 W. Main St. with a Bangin’ Noise Parade. A brass band will lead a group with pots and pan on a march to the Hawg Pit tavern, 821 W. Main St. Costumes are welcome, with a prize for the best.

There will be specials at many businesses in town:

–          Drifters: Specials before and after the parade Gumbo – Beignets – Crawfish. Music with Steve Mellas of Outlaw Opry from 5 to 9.

–          Hawg Pit: Jambalaya – Shrimp Boil. Music with Jake Weber from 3 to 7.

–          Uncle Andy’s Store: $5 off any in-store purchase of $25 or more.

–          Wellness by Stephanie:  Enjoy time at the spa. 30-minute oxygen treatment with CBD, and a 30 minute Hyperbaric treatment for $100

–          White Pelican & Count Me Inn:  Book Saturday at The White Pelican or Count Me Inn and get Friday or Sunday free.

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